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How to use technology to make your workplace safer and more productive

Technology is doing amazing things for businesses across all industries. Many processes are becoming faster and more efficient, and occupational safety is no exception. It's all about knowing which technologies to use and how to manage devices that can help you achieve better results when it comes to occupational health and safety.

Obviously, different types of businesses will have different security needs and priorities. However, let's take a closer look at some of the technologies that can help most businesses create a safer workplace.

Car security

In the manufacturing industry and other industries that require heavy machinery and large equipment, machine guards are an important part of safety. Recent technologies have changed the way employees are kept safe. There are lasers, light curtains, and pressure-sensitive mats that help workers do their jobs while staying safe.

Ergonomic Improvements

In less manual work environments, advances have been made in ergonomic technologies to help prevent long-term health and safety issues. Workplaces have become adjustable, and chairs, keyboards, and computer equipment have become more ergonomic. In fact, sedentary workstations and other types of jobs that have been designed with employee health in mind are healthy.

Learning technology

Training is an integral part of safety in any industry, another element that technology has helped improve. Virtual reality and artificial intelligence have helped make safety training more interactive and engaging, helping employees stay focused and remember more. It's all about keeping employees engaged during training sessions, and technology has helped make that happen, ultimately keeping workers safe.

Voice Collectors

Most people are probably already aware of the technology for collecting voice data. Using headsets and other hands-free devices doesn't even seem advanced. However, this technology can help workers collect important data without having to write everything down. This helps them focus more on their work, making them safer in the process.

Wearable technology

The use of wearable devices is becoming more common in various workplaces, which increases the safety of workers. For example, there are physiological monitors that can track an employee's breathing, heart rate, and body temperature while on the job. This makes it easier to spot employee fatigue or other potential issues such as heat stroke, helping to notify employees when they need to take a break. There are also environmental monitoring devices that can indicate unsafe working conditions. For example, if the temperature is too extreme or the air quality is unsafe, employees can know ahead of time and not be at risk.

Robots and drones

We must not forget about the use of robots and drones in the workplace. This technology can help perform jobs that previously required employees to take security risks. Drones can help access information in insecure areas, while some robots can perform duties that pose dangerous risks to the safety of employees. Of course, robots and drones cannot mitigate all safety risks. But they can help reduce the need for employees to be exposed to dangerous environments.

Security management software

Another technology that applies to all work environments is security management software. For example, EHS Insight offers comprehensive software that brings together all elements of health and safety in the workplace on one platform. Thus, everything from communication to compliance and hazard identification is interconnected. This means that it will be easier for company leaders to monitor and manage workplace safety, which will help to better protect employees and reduce the frequency of accidents.


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